Monthly Archives: February 2010

THE CONCEPT OF A MASS PARTY

The mass party arose historically in opposition to the established élite or caucus-party system of the 18th to 19th Centuries, representing the antithesis of the caucus party. The élite caucus was the party form that existed before large-scale franchise, when … Continue reading

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Latest Budget Variation by the Council Leaders

Tinkering will not fix the problem and Ryde Trades Council still reckons that due to the present council crisis affecting public services the present leader of the council, David Pugh should still resign as he has lost credibility with the … Continue reading

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Labour’s “Alternative” is more like a different variation of a budget rather than a genuine alternative.

To suggest an alternative as the Labour Party and Councillor Lumley have proposed is more of a variation than an alternative. An alternative would revolve around a fundamental proposition of interest. This proposition would in essence suggest that there were … Continue reading

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Due to the present council crisis affecting public services on the Isle of Wight, Ryde and East Wight Trades Council calls upon:

• The present leader of the council, David Pugh to resign as he has lost credibility with the public he is supposed to serve along with Isle of Wight council Chief Executive, Steve Beynon who has also lost credibility. • … Continue reading

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How can the council crisis be solved? Only the workers and citizens of the Isle of Wight can save the day !

The way that the budget has been presented by the council, you would think that there is no alternative. In fact there is an alternative and the Trades Councils are considering options like other people and groups on the island. … Continue reading

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Statement by Ryde and East Wight Trades Council on the sinister and attempted attack on the UNISON Representative at the Isle of Wight Council.

The Ryde and East Wight Trades Union Council (RTUC) condemns without reservation the attack on Mark Chiverton, UNISON Representative at the council. Mark is under attack firstly in attempt to offset opposition and workers’ organisation at the council. Secondly it … Continue reading

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EYEWITNESS IN GAZA

Award winning film:TO SHOOT AN ELEPHANT followed by Peter Venner and Zuber Hatia talking about their epic journey with the ‘Solent Mini-Convoy to Gaza’ and their insights into the current situation in Gaza. Tel: 872997 Prompt start at 6.30pm Thursday … Continue reading

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